They come back every year and are high nutritious
How To Grow Purslane (Gangavalli Kura)
Pot Size :
You Can use 18*6 or 24*6 Inch Grow bag for growing Purslane. If you want to grow in Plastic pot use minimum 6 Inch pot . The wider pots/ Grow Bags will provide more space and more nutrient to the plant .
Soil Requirements: Purslane needs moist but well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Use soil mix with combination of Red Soil , Vermicompost and Cocopeat at a ratio of (2:1:1) . Also add 2-5% of Neem Powder to the soil mix. Neem Powder will act as fungicide.
Sowing Purslane Seeds : Purslane is easy to grow even for beginners. Sprinkle Purslane Seeds / Gangavalli Kura Seeds onto moist soil and press them lightly. Don’t cover them, as seeds are very small in size. Purslane grows in just about any soil from a rich fertile soil to dry rocky soils. It is drought tolerant.
Purslane requires Full sunlight. At least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight is required each day for healthy growth. Purslane seeds need light to germinate so they should not be covered with soil.
Purslane are highly drought tolerant. Water them every alternate day. If the temperature is higher than 35 Degrees water it once a day . Excess watering will cause in Root rot for any plant , so you need have proper drainage system in your container. Make sure that Excess water will drain properly .
Purslane Seeds | Gangavalli Kura Seeds
Common issues: Purslane is easy to grow plant . It will grow fast. Purslane is a hardy plant. It doesn’t typically attract or succumb to many pests and disease. If there is any attack on purslane. Those problems can be easily resolved using our Bio Insecticides . Use our Bio Insecticide Guardian for removing pest.
Harvesting: Harvest purslane when the plants are young, as they are tastier than older plants. When the plants are around 50 to 60 days old, you’ll have plenty to harvest. You can typically get three harvests from one planting by cutting from the main plant.